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fitting

[fit-ing] /ˈfɪt ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
suitable or appropriate; proper or becoming.
noun
2.
the act of a person or thing that fits.
3.
an act or instance of trying on clothes that are being made or altered to determine proper fit.
4.
anything provided as equipment, parts, supply, etc.
5.
Usually, fittings. furniture, fixtures, etc., as of a building or apartment.
Origin of fitting
1525-1535
First recorded in 1525-35; fit1 + -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
fittingly, adverb
fittingness, noun
self-fitting, adjective
underfitting, noun
unfitting, adjective
unfittingly, adverb
well-fitting, adjective
Synonyms
1. fit, meet, right, decorous, seemly.
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  • Thus the salutes were fired, and thus the royal birthday was fittingly celebrated.

  • Forewarned by the present, I make no doubt you will prepare to receive him fittingly.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • He clung to a hope that Bream Mortimer at least would receive him fittingly.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • Have you your job planned out as well and as fittingly as you have mine?

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
  • But who can fittingly describe the progress of a soul on its way to its God?

British Dictionary definitions for fittingly

fitting

/ˈfɪtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
appropriate or proper; suitable
noun
2.
an accessory or part: an electrical fitting
3.
(pl) furnishings or accessories in a building
4.
work carried out by a fitter
5.
the act of trying on clothes so that they can be adjusted to fit
6.
(Brit) size in clothes or shoes: a narrow fitting
Derived Forms
fittingly, adverb
fittingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fittingly

fitting

1530s (adj.); c.1600 (n.), from present participle of fit (v.).

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